New Fashion Scorecard Finds Brands Continue To Burn Fossil Fuels, Evade Accountability on Renewable Energy Efforts

Report assesses 11 apparel and footwear companies’ insufficient efforts to eliminate fossil fuels from supply chains, manufacturing, shipping

May 21, 2024 | Source:

SAN FRANCISCO (Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands)  A 2024 report update to last year’s Fossil-Free Fashion Scorecard released today by environmental advocacy group finds that the world’s most influential fashion companies continue to rely on fossil fuels to manufacture their products, and are failing to decarbonize their supply chains. The purpose of the 2024 Clean Energy Close Up is to provide an in-depth analysis of the tangible progress of 11 of the most influential global fashion brands, specifically their progress in reducing emissions, phasing out coal and transitioning to renewable energy. Their performance is measured against the runway to an equitable fossil fuel phase-out by 2030, drawing in data shared publicly by manufacturers in their supply chains.

The 2024 Clean Energy Close Up concludes that, among 11 leading global fashion brands analyzed in the report, the majority scored less than 25 of 100 total possible points, demonstrating an alarming lack of progress and action toward decarbonization. Only Levi’s, Puma, and H&M are currently on track to reduce manufacturing emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 2018 levels, despite that target being only six years away (2030).